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angeles, teresa garcia. >>> the "fiscal cliff" fight comes to coffee shops. how starbucks hopes to grind that debate to a halt. >> a christmas gift exposing an embarrassing mistake. the taboo discovery on a tablet computer. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, up space? san francisco's annual "treecycling" program starts next week. >>> getting tired of your christmas tree dropping pine needles and taking up space? san francisco's annual treecycling program starts next week as do many others in the bay area. but the city and the trash company recology dragged out the chipper to show us what it does. they say all those little chips will be converted into alternative energy fuel. >> we want the tree kept separate on the curb with the regular carts. we want the trees be free of ornaments, tinsel or lights. >> last year, more than 500 tons of christmas trees collected in san francisco. the program's 26th year, starting january 2 to the 15th. >>> today is the first day of kwanzaa. there was a free concert to kick off the holiday. the tradition dates back to the '60s to honor family, community and culture. the festi
the new year, but will they get a deal together in time to avoid the fiscal cliff? as the leaders on capitol hill try to agree, locals say they are prepared to lose billions. >> locals are brace -- brace for the possibility of cuts. here is the story. >> this morning a smiling san pan mayor ed lee was one of the first officials to show up at the annual toy drive. but it doesn't look like american cities or counties will get a lot of cheer out of washington with the pending fiscal cliff and the threat of $7.5 billion in cuts. >> most of the cuts would be in health care, welfare programs for the poor, housing. >> across the bay alameda could bety supervisor predicted. >> our wic program which is a program for mothers to get nutrition for their newborn babies, that would experience a large cut. >> education would also take a hit. >> this would undo a lot of the good of the extra taxes carolinianstns are willing to invest. particularly special needs would have cuts as much as 10 10%. also, the meals program. >> it is not just the immediate cuts that worries the local officials. it is
at the last minute. >> last-minute talks on the "fiscal cliff." tonight, we're going into the long holiday weekend still no deal. but there is a bit of confidence that the senate will reach a last-minute agreement. with three days to go there were talks today, then the president addressed the nation. thigh presidentgrace lee reports. >> reporter: the plan b would be this. if there is no deal, then the president says he still expects the senate to take action. he says at the very at least he expects to keep unemployment benefits to the jobless and to maintain the bush-era middle class tax cuts but at this point can we avoid the "fiscal cliff"? it is still possible but experts say with every passing hour it becomes more difficult. >> well, we're now at the last minute. the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. not right now. >> reporter: congressional leaders left the white house after trying to negotiate an 11th hour deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts that begin on january 1. the president emerg
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